Labour would scrap the Conservative benefit cap in favour of a new system that would see welfare handouts rise by up to £54,000 in London.
Four years ago we inherited a welfare system from Labour that had utterly failed – 1.4 million people spent almost a decade living on out-of-work benefits.
That’s why Conservatives made fixing welfare a key part of our long-term economic plan. Conservatives want to end the cycle of dependency and reward the willingness to work. So we capped benefits, meaning no one can claim more than the average family earns by going out to work.
But Labour haven’t learnt their lesson. They would take us back to the days of unjustified benefit handouts by scrapping our cap, and increasing payments by up to £54,000 in London. That’s a slap in the face for the hardworking taxpayers who would have to pay for it. Only by sticking to our plan will we end the cycle of welfare dependency and secure a brighter future for Britain.